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Old 04-30-2004, 03:37 PM   #6
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Sweet car as long as the body isn't full of bondo - BEWARE! lol! First bit of advice - test the body with a magnet. Take an ordinary magnet, like a fridge type, and put a thin layer of cloth over it to protect the car's paint. Then place it in key areas where you'd expect to see rust on such an old car - around wheelwells, backs of rear quarter panels, bottom or the front and rear windshield, and rocker panels. If it don't stick, you got bondo! The more bondo, the more body work you're looking at. Might be worth it if you're a DIY, but you should know what's under the pretty paint.

As for the car, I had a bud who had the same car. 6 cyl, manual 3 speed. Was a real bucket. For kicks, he bondo'd it up, put on new paint, dropped in a built 351 Cleveland with a 4 speed and a posi rear end. Car was a smoker! Not worth anything body wise, but the paint was pretty and it ran fast and hard. Just a toy for him to play with.

Ahhhh... the old days...
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